Feb 24, 2012 – Top 10 Naija News Headlines For The Week
Below is a recap of some of the events that made headlines this week in Nigeria: naijagists.com
Lagos State Shuts Down Six Churches Over Noise Pollution
The Lagos State Government through one of its agencies – the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), over the weekend shut down some churches in Lagos over what the government termed ‘Noise Pollution’. The churches affected include – The Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Ministry, Surulere; Bible Church, Festac; The Chapter of Christ Church, Ikeja; Seek and Save Ministry, Abule Egba; Assemblies of God, Ikeja; The Golden Gate Church, Ifako Ijaiye. The government says they are determined to reduce noise pollution in Lagos State, so more churches will be shut down.
Boko Haram Killed 30 People In Maiduguri
At least 30 people were killed on Monday February 20th, 2012 in Maiduguri when suspected members of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram, opened fire and set off bombs at Baga Fish market in the metropolis. Eight of the sect members were, however, killed in a gun duel with the Joint Task Force. According to AFP report, traders at the market reported that gunmen believed to be members of the Islamic sect stormed the market and opened fire indiscriminately killing many of them, including women and children.
Woman Arrested For Parading As Police Inspector
The Kwara State Police Command arrested a 30-year-old mother, Yemisi Fagbemi, for allegedly parading herself as a Police Inspector. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Dabo Ezekiel, said on Tuesday 21st February, 2012 that the suspect was arrested in a police uniform by another policewoman. She had allegedly swindled an electronic dealer of one 37-inch Plasma TV, laptop and refrigerator among others with promise to pay in installments.
Boko Haram Murdered Christian Woman in Maiduguri
Police discovered the body of a 79-year-old Christian woman killed in northeast Nigeria, with a note in Arabic left on her chest reading: “We will get you soon”, a witness said. The dead woman was identified as Shetu Haruna Malgwi, a Christian living in Maiduguri. Assailants apparently attacked Malgwi on Wednesday, February 22nd 2012. Her killers slit the woman’s throat, then wrote a note with red pen they left on her chest.
Suspected Bomb Discovered At The Scene Of Christmas Day Bombing
A bomb suspected to have been planted by members of the terrorist Islamic sect, Boko Haram, was discovered at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, located on Church Road, Minna in Niger state, by members who attended the Ash Wednesday mass on February 22nd, 2012. On Christmas day last year, Boko Haram bombs killed 44 parishioners at the St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Madalla, also in Niger state.
Zakari Biu Dismissed From The Nigeria Police Force
Zakari Biu, a Commissioner of Police in charge of investigations of terrorism activities at Wuse, Zone 7 Command of the Nigeria Police, Abuja was sacked on Wednesday February 22nd, 2012 over the escape of Kabiru Sokoto, a member of Boko Haram sect suspected of being behind the Christmas Day bombing of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Madala, Niger State. The attack led to the death of about 44 people and injuries to scores of others.
Boko Haram Gunmen Kill 4 Policemen in Minna, Niger State
Gunmen suspected to be members of the terrorist Islamic sect, Boko Haram, on Thursday February 23rd, 2012 killed four policemen and injured another two near the house of the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar. In Minna, Niger State, some gunmen suspected to be members of the sect similarly killed two policemen.
Boko Haram Now Bomb Schools: Primary School Set On Fire in Maiduguri
A primary school in Maiduguri was set on fire on Thursday February 23rd, 2012. This comes in the same week in which another non-denominational school was attacked in the Kolumgna suburb of the North-Eastern state of Nigeria. According to reports, it bears the hallmark of an attack by the Islamist Boko Haram group, which has recently threatened to attack non-Islamic schools. The gunmen then prevented residents living nearby in the suburb of Budum from putting out the blaze.
Governor Usman Saidu Nasamu Dakingari of Kebbi state Sacked
The Supreme Court on Friday, February 24th sacked Governor Usman Saidu Nasamu Dakingari of Kebbi state from office. His removal was sequel to an appeal that was lodged before the apex court by the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, and its candidate in the April 26, 2011,Governorship election in the state, Malam Abubakar Abubakar. In their unanimous judgment, a five-man panel of Justices of the Supreme Court ordered the Independent National ElectoralCommission, INEC, to conduct fresh election in the state within 90 days.
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May the Lord protect each and everyone of us. May this nation of Nigeria change for the better
Have a wonderful weekend guys.